Cross Hares ‘Ahuriri Run’ Canterbury Pinot Gris 2016

14-Feb-2018

Cross Hares is the Canterbury wine brand of Natalie and Warrick Edwards, who in 2014 purchased a 1.5 ha vineyard on the Christchurch-Akaroa Road in the foothills of the Port Hills, entrancing Banks Peninsula. The vineyard was originally planted by Helen and Grant Whelan of Kaituna Valley Wines in 2002 but had fallen into a poor state. The Edwards set about revitalising the vineyard with its 2,400 Pinot Gris and 2,600 Pinot Noir vines with technical advice from Glen Creasy. The have contracted Haydon Good of The Crater Rim to make their wine. In 2016, they picked 14 tonnes of fruit for The Crater Rim and 3.5 tonnes of Pinot Gris for their first own wine, named after the land of the ‘Ahiriri Rum’ farmed by the Rhodes brothers in the 1850s . I review the wine here. www.crosshares.nz


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